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OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA C6UNTY VOLUME XXXVIII. ST. HELENS, OREGON. FRIDAY. JANUARY 3. 1919 BUDGET OF EXPENSES UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED MEETING HARMONIOUS All in Favor of (;xx Itoitcln and Vote for Budget IVriwrtsI by Court The budget meotlng was held at the court house Saturday afternoon, December 2X. Only twenty people were present wheu County Judge Morton called the meet Inn to order. He read the budget a orenareil ti the county court and stated that the question of lta adoption wus up for discussion. After Homo preliminary sparring, Glen Metsker moved that the budget be adopted as read. The motion was seconded, and then some discussion followed. Judge Morton tlnally put the queatlon before the meeting and by a unanimous vote the budget was adopted. A resolution (which waa not signed) was then read by County Clerk Hunt. The resolution -waa to the effect that the county court set aside 60 per cent of the district road tai for the purpose of hard-surfacing ronda and that they buy or rent a paving plant. Jack DeSpain was the first one to speak on the subject. He said that year in and year out the county was spending money ou patching up macadam roods and thai in the course of a few years, the amount expended on patching woulo lay a considerable portion of the bard surfaced highway. T. J. Fllppln of Rainier, said he waa In favor of ham surfacing, but he did not think that all road districts were situated' an were the 'districts In and around St. Helena, and that hla district (No 6) waa not yet ready for such a pro gram. Others spoke relative to the subject, and whllo all seemed In favor of laying hard surfaced roads, there waa a diversion of opinion as to whether the original allotting of 60 per cent of the road money for this purpose was the proper thing to do at the present time. C. C. Caasatt, Olen R. Motsker. commissioner Weed and others made talks favoring permanent high way, wora, dui inose present seemeu to get no further toward the solution of the matter. Finally Motsker of- rerea an amendment, striking out that portion of the resolution which set aside 60 per cent for hard Bur racea roads ana amended the resolution to read that the mentlnu ask the county court to purchase a paving plant for the purpose of lav lng hard surfaced pavement on the road dlstrlcta which, In their opinion, should have some hard surfaced roads. It waa very noticeable that Judge elect Fullerton and Martin Whltt conteetant for the Judgeship office, both spoke in favor of spending money lor roaas. Heretofore, Ful lerton nas invariably taken a stand for good roads, hut a low road levy. wnne in every nuoget meeting foi the past ten years, Martin White has been endeavoring to beat down the road tax levy. In this Instance ho ever, Mr. White suggested that It would be a good Idea for rond dis tricts to bond themselves so that good roads might be built. The ma jority of the people In attendance at the meeting were amazed at White's stand, Inasmuch as heretofore, he has Invariably taken an opposite view, and even at the last budget : meeting tried his utmost to cut the road levy 2 mills. However, tils suggestions had little weight with . the meeting and the resolution, aa amended, was adopted. The road levy this year Is 10 mills and means approximately $96,000 will be expended on roads in the fol lowing districts: Road District No. 1 ... $ 7. 204.40 Road District No. 2 ... 3,917.17 Road District No. 3... 9J48.76 Road District No. 4 ... 7,967.88 Road District No. 6 ... 10,247.97 Road District No. 7 ... 11.617.27 Road District No. 9 ... 12,662.06 Road District No. 10 . . . 2,072.77 Road District No. 11 ... 1.307,98 Road District No. 12 ... 6,644.14 Road niHtrict No. 13 . . . 37 lit Road District No. 14 ... 4,166.61 Road District No. 16 ... 1,248.06 The balance, which amounts to $40,978.46 goes into the General Road Fund and will be expended on bridges, maintenance and repairs. The meeting was very harmonious and it seemed that .those preseni came to act for the good of the coun ty, Instead of, aa has been the case heretofore, knock down the taxea to the expense of the county's develop ment. The Mist la in receipt of the fol lowing announcement which la of interest to the contracting parties: "Mr. and Mra. Frank Russell an nounces the marriage of their daughter, Mary Genevieve, to Mr. William C. Alves, Monday, Decem ber 30, 1918, at Portland, Oregon. At home In Oakland, California." The young couple have many friends In fit. Helena who tender congratula tion! and beat wishes. V 1 1 ... CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SliCUR E S QUARTERS Itooni in Hewitt Building by War Work Drive Taken tvr The St. Helena Chamber of Com merce has secured permanent quar ters. They are located In the Ilewlti building and In the store room for merly occupied by the Toggery, but more recently by the United War Work Campaign committee. Mr. Aldrlch, who has been chosen as executive aecretury. will have the room furnished and conveniences In stalled. It la thought that It will be pos sible to have D. C. Howard. count agricultural agent, move hla office to the quarters of the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Howard has li his present office, many exhibits of the products of the county, and It Is pointed out flint no better plnce could be secured for their exhibit than in the Chamber of Commerce headquarters. It Is the Idea of thu board of directors of the chamber to furnish suitable and convenient quarters so that the visitor to St. Helens may obtain comfort and In - urination relative 10 me county's In Columbia county. So when Sheriff resources. The next meeting of theiStanwood Invited ua to go to Aplar commercial body will he held on! with him, we gladly accepted the In Wednesday, January 8lh, and by that j vltatlon. and the trip la worth while nine, me quarters win tiave been fully prepared for the occasion There seems to be no doubt as tu the success of this new commercial body. The merchants and business 1 men are enthuiastlc over the plans fjf Ik-m k .U,e rnH!n,Icnnc,' ofj a, ii. i ". "'passes the schoolhouse and through St. Helens and surrounding country. tlie north r08,,nce Dortlon of "5" MANY GOING TO HIGHWAY MEETING1 Columbia County Will It Well Ilr prem'iited at Meeting According io piuns rormuiaioo. many Columbia county citizens will attend the meatlng of the state high-1 .w..,,,ni.iwii hi no minium in j Portland, January 7th. One of thu, quHKiion neiore me commission Will be the grading and partly paving o .i n - - . i.V-; n iV.V "..Trrr V.' have received their proportion of the highway funds and It la the purpose ank that an epproprlntlon be made for the work on the "wbhi side" highway. In many Instances, delegations from other portions of Oregon have appuared before the commission, and aftor presenting their claims, ! have been given recognition, and it Is hoped that a considerable number from Columbia county will bo at the meeting on the seventh. It Is under stood that the commission plan to do soino work, but It Is pointed out that the larger the delegation which attends the meeting nnd shows In terest in Columbia county affairs, the more likely Is Columbia to get the appropriation to which she Is entitled. NEW YEAR IS USHERED IN Iiark of Noise Is Noticeable When 1010 I Ushered In The old man, 1919. went out on time and the youngster, 1919, took his place, but so little noise or cele bration was there In St. Helens, that the peaceful slumbers of those who did not watch the old year out and the new year in, were not disturbed. Formerly, the city and surrounding country were awakened by the deep toned whistle of the mill and the ringing of the church bells. But this year, It waa different. Bob Cole, who usually hanga on to the, whistle cord either forgot to pull It or did not care about the job, and the young sters who take much pleasure pull ing the bell rope, forgot that there were church bells In St. Helena. At any rate, the New Year came in and many watch partlea throughout the city, witnessed the event. A few others who stayed up for the oc casion, beat tin pans, fired pistols and guns, but the noise waa not so great in volume aa on prevtoua simi lar occasions. The mills and shipyards closed for the day and the mercantile oHtabllsh- ments closed their doors. At the. churches, appropriate New Year services were held. View of the Waterfront Portion of St. Helens rim HI an asm. aaaSaissaSassSataa,, THE APIARY SECTION NEEDS BETTER ROADS PIONEER SETTLEMENT Itovrlopnirnt of Fertile Hm-tlon Re tarded for ljuk nt Howl The Apiary country la a fertile aec tlon of Columbia county, but It la not being developed because of a lack of roada. Comparatively little progrea has been made since the first settler, some thirty years ago. aettled In that section. The land Is all right, the climate Is all right, and Apiary Is near to market, that Is, aa the crow files, hut a road which Is near Im passable In the winter time and in rough going In the summer time, pre vents the settlers from further devel oping their places, or making thai development which grbd roada would bring about. The editor of the Mist baa often heard of Apiary. He had a vague Idea that It was somewhere buck nf liin. ler and that some people lived t her.,. land It was a settlement somewhere for Aplnry lies In one of the iri- tlest little valleys In Columbia coun ty and Apiary's people are real peu- pie, anxioua for the development ot the entire county and the Apiary section In particular, Apiary la southwest of Rainier city and leaving the highway turns to the left. A long Dull ud a Ions hill for about 1 V, mlloa and then you are in tne farming section. The road Is graded and rocked for about 3U miles, but quite rough now on ac count of lumber haullnir Arm ln. In the macadam road, a nl.nU ..nn puncheon road is encountered In many places the plank is gone' and punciieon missing, so traveling up the long grade Is far from comfort- table. All along the road, one sees little ranches which the plo . T in V;'."0,"1""" d, hut no Ind one of the reds and hun dreds of blackened stumps, and now nnd then a cleared patch with k modest home In the center of It. Hut however modest and unpretentious the home may he, It showa that some pnoplo have faith In the agricultural development of the county and have taken a chance on making good, and from all account, the farmers In this vicinity are making good. After Jogging for several miles over a miserable and narrow rond, up hill and own hill, the road leads through a beautiful forest. It Is u portion of the Donnon Timber com pany's holdings and a mngnlflcom body of timber. When the compnny Is ready to log It, the timber wll, come out bv railroad on tho "Big Clntskanle River" route. Emerging from the forest. Apiary. or a pnrt of it. Is before you. It 1m a beautiful valley, hemmed In by two divides. A new and up-to-date schoolhouse building first draws one's attention. The schoolhouse waa built several yeara ago and ahowa that the people In the Apiary sec tion, even though there be compara tively few of them, want and wilt have educational ' facilities. The schoolhouse would be a credit to a more populous settlement than Apiary. In the valley are many farms. The land la rich and productive and con slderlng the handicaps under which the farmers have worked, they have accomplished wonders. There Is a postofflce In Apiary and W. A. (Aplnry) Brown is the postmaster. Twice every week, a mall carrier from Rainier braves the uncertain ties of the rond and 'delivers mall to Apiary. There are 18 patrons of the office, according to Postmaster Brown. Apiary is directly west of Ooblu end the old road which goes by Apiary,, makes a circle and eventual ly nnd In a round-about way comes hack to Oohle. This road, however,. Is Impassable, except in the summer time. At best, It Is only a wide trail. The people of Apiary have long ' ' . (Continued ok page alflitji A V: RED CROSS DRIVE FOR MEMBERSHIP COUNTY RESPONDS Columbia. Stands Among First Cbun Ura In Orrgon In Membomliip Columbia county la accustomed to doing thing iust aa thev ihould h done, especially in war work drives ana drive allied with war work. In the recent drive for membership In the county, the quota waa exceeded, accord In c to renorta rneoWarf h i It. Rutherford, countv chairman Th'iconduclln It, the method of feedlnc total of members obtained through out the county is not obtainable, that Is. by localities, but Mr. Kuth- errorc naa promised the Mist a de tailed report which will appear In the next Issue of the Mlat. That St. Helens did remarkably well Is Indicated by the following report: The following persons have col lected and delivered to the chairman for St. Helens, the following amounts for membershln in the lie.l Cross for the year 1919: Misses Alice and Agnes Quick A 116.00 Mesdamea Southard and Oeorge 26.00 Mesdamea ('rouse and Alklna 25.00 16.00 19. 00 Mosdames Buck and Smith. Mrs. Stevens Mesdamea Bishop and Morton 21.00 Mrs. Ryan 19.00 Mrs. Richardson 6.00 Mosdames Prlngle and Dixon 22.00 Mra. Hand 4.00 Mra. Doleshul 68.00 Mrs. Ishtster 42 00 Mies E. Philip and Mrs. Stewart 22.60 Mr. Howard 11.0t Mrs. and Miss Hobbs si.00 Mrs. Wheoler 26.00 Mrs. Palmer and Miss Lee . . 22.00 Mrs. Lynch 10.00 Mrs. Olson j.oo Mrs. Fairly 87,00 Mr. Puxle 97.00 Mrs. Bennett 14.00 Miss Payne , 11.00 Mrs. Kotel g.oo Mrs. Adams . . . 7.00 Mr. Lansgln 106.00 Mr. Kaune 166.00 Mr. Muckle 10. 00 Mrs. Blackburn 28.00 Mrs. VanOrshoven S3. 00 Mrs. I.araboe 24.00 Isaac : . . , . 12.00 Mra. Mra. Brlggs 21. Oo Mr. Hlsey 1.00 2.00 A.r. Mason Total 11020.60 RECONSTRUCTION CONVENTION The Reconstruction convention will be held in Portland, January 9, iu ano inn. The convention Is be ing held for the purpose of bring lng together the business and labor Interests of Oregon and to formulate a program for the handling of labor and development problems during the period of reconstruction and re adjustment. Letters of Invlt'.tlon have been sent to the leaders of every branch or activity in the state. City and county officials, members of the legislature and Federal officials from Washington, D. C, who are In touch with the problems to be con sidered, will be among those attend ing. Industrial organisations, both large and small will be represented, and labor, both organised and un organized la expected to have dele gates In attendance and take an active part In the discussion ot Ore ton's vital problem. The good old stork did not pass St. Helen just because the New Year was here. He paused at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Deti nle and left with the happy parents, twin boys. He visited the Dennle residence just 20 minutes after the New Year was ushered In and while the boys, who weigh 8 pounds r.na 74 respectively, hare this 20 min ute handicap, It Is probable they will eatch up with the youngster of 1911. I WARREN DAIRY SCHOOL SUCCESS The two daya dairy school con ducted by Professor K. II. Fltt ot the O, A. C, and K. L. Westover of the U. 8. department of agriculture In conjunction with the O. A. C, and under the auspice of County Ag ricultural Agent Howard, at Warren, was a decided and Interesting suc cess, as it was something out of the usual generally allowed to the farm ers. The school waa universally at. fT" tenaea ty the entire dairymen of Warren and many who are not ac tively engaged In dairying were present to learn from pratlce of those and caring for dairy hoards. A test ing demonstration and judging con. irni was given at the home of John Farr on Monday afternoon at which the entire school participated. Mr. Westover gave an Interesting talk on his experiences of handling dairy heards in northern Minnesota ann spoke of the vest Improvement ol that once barren, bleak country. The lantern slide lecture on Mon day evening was of exceptional Inter eat. All the Indications of, good or poor polnta being explained by County Agent Howard. The dairy In dustry waa very thoroughly exploit ed In all lta phases. Prof. Fitts go ing Into the results obtained at the Corvallla O. A. C, giving In detah all the different fecda used for ani mals to produce food for manklno. Mr. Westover, In summing up the dairy cows and the profit of good atock aald "looking after the little details of ones business when It is small Is one of the main factors which aids In develooinar It in u large and successful enterprise. This may be applied' especially to the dairy interests. There Is no animal In the farm where there Is so mucu variation In return per dollar's worth or feed, as the dairy cow and besldos the dairy cow Is the most efficient animal on the farm. "That Is, she will return a target amount of edible food per hundred pounds of feed eaten than any other animal. . The dairy cow has been de veloped from an animal that barely produced enough milk for her calf, until today we have several cowk that give 30,000 pounds of milk net yoar and all the principal dairy herds nave cows that produce over 1000 pounds of butter per year. "We say that a cow producing 300 pounds of butterfat per year Is more profitable than one producing 200 pounds.. She Is if she will produce It under the same conditions. Tests showing tho difference In feed for the two classes proved that the cow glv'ng 20(r pounds was fed $6.78 lss feud per year than the one pro ducing 300 pounds, with the same amount of labor attached. This shows and proves to the dairyman that a dairy cow must be proporly fed and tsken care of If they pro duce results." ' The school adjourned to meet nexi year at Warren, as it was a very suc cessful affair. FULLERTON TAKES OFFICE JANUARY 6 Will Hold L'ntil Contest Ca-o Is De rided In Courts W. J. Fullerton, county judge elect, will assume the riutlea nf hi office on Monday, January 6th, and hold the office until the courts de. l,a.e. ttl8t ha ,s not J"lK- Judge e-akln will hear the arguments of White and Fullerton as to whether or not a recount should be allowed, in the week of January 6th. If a re count Is ordered, it Is probable that It will take some days to check the 1600 or more ballots which were cast In the last election. Judge Morton was under the Im pression that Fullerton took office on January 1st, but after looking up the law, found that all elected dffl cers take the office to which they have been elected on the first Mou day In January. Monday comes on the 6th and county court met on the first, so the outgoing Judge Is presid ing over the business of the county court, which la now In sesolon. The funeral of the lnte D. A. Beam was held at the Methodist church Monday afternoon, Reverend A. S. Hlsey officiating. The body was taken to Albany, Oregon for Inter ment, that city being deceased'b former home. . NO QUORUM PRESENT NO COUNCIL MEETING LARGE CROWD ATTENDS Council ChamlM-r Filled With Inter, totted Hw'UitorK, but No Meeting One of the largest crowds that has gathered In the city council chamber In many a day, was there Mondsy night to see and hear what the coun cil would do, but they were doomed to disappointment as Conucllman Al len was In Salem and Councilman Plummer was absent from the city, so all that could be done was to sit around and discuss matters informal- ly- -Mi A Distinguished Gathering Seldom does such a distinguished gathering honor the council by Its presence and the mayor was visibly affected at the Indication of Interest in the government of the city. Out side the railing, which separates the honorable body from the spectators, was a banker, a cashier of a bank, a county judge, a county judge-elect, a eontesant for the office of county Judge, a vice-president of a Chamber of Commerce, an executive secretary of a Chamber of Commerce, a coun ty surveyor, a learned Jurist, an ex- " telephone magnate and extensive wheat grower and then several prominent business men. Inside the railing was the official atenosranh. . er who endeavors to keep track of the proceedings and the district at torney. If the council had met ana discussed affairs of the city and act ed upon them, they would have been able to secure advice from every angle, as about every occupation and profession was represented except the medical profession. ) Mayor Reduces Police Itm-e Notwithstanding the fact that no meeting waa held, some business was done, for the Mist is Informed by Mayor Saxon that he had dispensed with the services of Assistant Chief of police Blakealey. The services of Mr. Blakesley have been satisfactory, but as the mayor explained, no ap propriation was made In the budge: for two marshals and he expects the chief, George Potter, to so am.ng. affairs that he will do the re work, which heretofore has lean done by Blakesley. ; It Is probable that the council will have a quorum next Monday nfgl t, It being the first meeting night In thej: New Year, and those who were dis appointed at not hearing the pro ceedings, wll have an opportunity to again manifest their Interest In civic affairs and be on hand to aid tne council with helpful suggestions. ACCIDENT OCCURS ON STR. KLAMATH An accident which terminated In the death of the injured man, oc curred aboard the steamer, Klamath, on her trip from San Francisco north. On the 26th of December at 11:30 a. m., the vessel was opposite Fori Bragg, California, which is about 130 miles from San Francisco Captain Jamleson sounded the signal for a boat drill and the crew respon led to the signal. Peter Lundqulst, a sailor, was one of the crew to handle thi, starboard life boat aft. The boat. In swinging from the davit, smashed against tho right hand of Lundqulst and almost severed the thumb and badly crushed the hand. The Injured man was suffering very much, so Captain Jamleson sent a wireless to Fort Bragg asking that a life boat be sent out to take the Injured man ashore for medical attention. The Klamath hove to, and soon the life boat, manned by three men, came alongside. Lundqulst waa placed in the boat and the crew started foi Fort Bragg, the Klamath continuing on her way to the Columbia. Several houra afterwards, Captain Jamleson received a wireless from ' the McCormlck company In San Francisco asking for full details as to the accident and the name and address of the Injured man. The mes sage snld that after the life boat left the. Klamath and just as It was near Ing the shore. It capslxed and Lund qulst was drowned. The drownea man Joined the Klamath at San l)(RKO and It waa his first trip aboard the vessel. Before signing on the Klamath, he sailed cm. the Wapania. CREAMERY STOCK HOLDERS TO MEET The annual get-together meeting of the stockholders of the 8t Hel ens Co-operative Creamery associa tion will be held on Saturday. Janu ary 4th, at 10 o'clock a. m. The meeting will be held In the church parlors of the Methodist church. Lunch will be served at noon time. Euch year the creamery associa tion hold a get-together meeting at which the stockholders snd their families meet and talk over business affairs and have a kind of social af fair also. The Mist has not been sup plied with a program, but I Inform ed that some well known speaker will address the meeting and there will be music and entertainment. The association has enjoyed ft pros perous year snd the stockholders are well pleased with the management of affairs.